attracting wild pollinators

Plant a pollinator-friendly plant for Earth Day

If you live in the states, the Pollinator Partnership has a website where you can get information about pollinator-friendly plants that will grow in your eco-region. Simply enter your zip code and you will be directed to a 24-page guide for your area. Each guide contains an overview of the planting region, a summary of the history and ecology of the area, and lists of plants that grow and attract pollinators in that region.

In addition, the .pdf document gives you background on pollinators in general, information about the types of flowers they prefer, pointers on attracting pollinators to your yard, and explanations about pollinator habitat and nesting requirements.

All this is free, so be sure to check it out at And remember that Earth Day is this Thursday April 22. Celebrate by planting a pollinator-friendly plant and reap the benefits for years to come.


Bumble bee in Pennsylvania. Flickr photo by jbaker5

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  • Rusty, we took your name (blogsite?) in vain, and used your address in a comment on my daughter’s company Facebook page, and on Twitter in an entry for Earth Day. I will apologize in advance if this was wrong, or crossed any boundaries into rude internet behavior–please let me know if I did, and I will retract. I’m pretty new at this social media stuff, although I’ve been a reader of yours for a long time, and your post was a terrific one to people who may not want to keep bees, but love flowers! Again, apologies if I was wrong to post before I asked. My daughters facebook page is: